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former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and ays since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now coast. >>> and it >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets whe
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
you really are going to have to call ahead. u.s. airways, you can see the ticket counter, they're one of the carriers impacted by all this and they're trying to help out thaur passengers and rebook those flights. the cup that will we spoke to earlier this morning, in the last 24 hours, they have been cancelled and rebooked three times. and they're hoping that they're finally going to get out of here this morning. >> we have been cancelled three times in the past two days, and so we're just getting text messages from united saying this our flights have been cancelled. get to customer service lines and try to find our bags. we don't know where they're at. i think we'll find them. >> and they're in the military. they need their dress uniforms for that event in new york city. they have no idea where their luggage is. so they have their fingers crossed, hoping that the airline figures it out and that everything reaches new york city themselves, their luggage, and that everything works out okay. we have some folks who are sleeping in the terminal. not a huge crowd, but a couple of people wh
scandal. >> yes, this investigation keeps getting bigger. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation in connection to the scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at t
, and wednesday, one of the biggest travel days of the year traditionally looks pretty good across the u.s., we're just going to have that system in the west to contend with once again. and by thanksgiving day, plenty to be thankful for, we're looking at clear skies for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. and in the midwest, chicago 62 degrees. >> julie martin, thank you. >>> when we come back, a visit to turkey town, u.s.st. of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue i
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make your way towards i-270. >>> 5:02 now, the pentagon is standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan even as it investigates inappropriate e-mails he allegedly sent and received from a florida socialite. secretary of defense leon panetta is urging people not to jump to conclusions about general george allen. allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelley who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell, who was having an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. that led to petraeus' resignation. and broadwell is apparently here in washington. she's been spotted at her brother in northwest d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, steven krantz, left last night but did not speak to reporters. and someone found broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. >>> leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at a hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee to determine how the meningitis outbre
to that he led u.s. forces in both iraq and afghanistan. petraeus said the president accepted his resignation this afternoon. the president issued a statement a short time ago that read "i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its position. going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." he was slated to testify next week on the deadly attack of the u.s. embassy and benghazi, libya. no word if that resignation will have any impact on that in absence, the current director will serve as director. much more on this story on nbcwashington.com. keith russell, news 4. >>> now to our other big story this afternoon, gunfire near the white house. and now police are warning the public about what the victims did. the commotion started on the 1800 block of jefferson place and ended near the white house this morning. as the victims rolled up to secret service officers with a bullet hole in their windshield and asked for help. ja
will continue to lead u.s. forces in afghanistan. >>> the fbi's investigation moved to paula broadwell's home in charlotte. they searched her home several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of documents and paperwork. they are not saying what they found. she's the co-author of the biography of david petraeus. he did have questions about their relationship. >> but, what was a question in my mind, quite frankly was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until resently. >>> closing 20 d.c. public schools. a few minutes ago, they wrapped up a news conference. tony tull is live at d.c. public school headquarters in northeast. can you tell us what's going on there? hi. >> reporter: yeah, that news conference is still going on now. kaya henderson is taking time to explain her plan. as you said, it's going to be 20 of them across six wards. one of the things she talked about, though she's closing schools, she is c
with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a m
the iconic image of americans raising the u.s. flag on the japanese island of iwo jima in 1945. >>> a traffic alert this morning. if you're hitting the road in d.c. some major streets are closing this morning for the american heart association's annual heart walk. the walk, which raises money for heart disease and stroke research is set to shut down several d.c. streets including new jersey avenue, 3rd street, 4th street, n street, and potomac avenue. closures start around 9:15 this morning and everything should be back to normal around 11:30. >>> the time is 9:07. next a resurgence of occupy wall street. why some are actually thanking demonstrators this morning. >>> and preparing for the entire family for winter. coming up expert advice on protecting your pets from the cold weather. >> and what may be to blame for your allergies flaring up even though spring is long gone. >> tell us what you're going to do with this great weather outside this weekend. we are logged on on facebook and twitter throughout the show. just search news 4 today. we'll be right back. could have gotten me one. i did.
on fire to cover up the murder. the assistant u.s. attorney in the case described the killing as a horrible crime. he says there was pre-planning to get money, to rob a cabbie, and one of them was armed with a gun. >> nighttime is pretty dangerous. the city, and we want the city to at least look after our cab drivers. >> reporter: attorneys for both teens asked they be released to home confinement. the judge said, no. scheduled to appear back neer hn court later this month. darcy spencer, news 4. >> thanks. >>> thousands still without power from west virginia to new york. some residents have had enough. they took their outrage to the streets. >>> a community effort to beautify a part of prince george's county today, and ahead of tomorrow's veterans day holiday, returning >>> frustrations beginning to boil over on long island. residents there angry that it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy, and they are still without power. dozens rallied outside the headquarters of the long island power authority today to voice anger. as of this afternoon, more than 60,000 custome
. >> reporter: mrs. rutger emphasized to news4 that her son and his family loved the u.s. navy, and all it's done for him. >> i was one of those parents who didn't want my son to go in the military. mainly because of fear, not knowing. but i'm telling you, it's the best move he could have made. >> jonathan loves the navy so much, he's now working to apply to the naval academy. congresswoman norton said she'll help. wendy? >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> chopper 4 is on the scene of a warehouse fire in landover this afternoon, it started just before 3:00. it's a repair facility for taxi cabs. one worker was taken to the hospital with serious burns. >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, more than 70,000 long island power authority customers are still in the dark and in the cold. protesters gathered at the utility headquarters this weekend. the power authority which also heard a lot of criticism during tropical storm irene last year blames factors outside its control. meanwhile, new jersey residents should get a bit of a relief at the pumps. gas rationing orders across the state will b
to pass legislation that will end trade restrictions and help u.s. exporters. >>> george allen says he doesn't know what the future will bring, but he says one thing is certain. he will not run for political office again. the former governor and senator lost the virginia senate race to tim kaine last week by more than 200,000 votes. he told the richmond times dispatch that he and his wife poured their hearts into the campaign, and he is still trying to figure out his next step. allen, a republican, lost his senate seat in 2006 to democrat jim webb. >>> the man believed to be the east coast rapist is expected to enter his first guilty plea in northern virginia today. aaron thomas is expected to take responsibility for the 2009 attack on three teenage trick or treaters in prince william county. he's accused of forcing them into the woods and raping two of them on halloween night. thomas is also expected to enter a second guilty plea in a different case in loudoun county at the end of the month. both cases carry life sentences. >>> opening statements this morning in a murder case involvin
making headlines right now at 5:29, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan now finds himself as part of the investigation into the david petraeus scandal. >>> we'll soon now which schools the chancellor wants to shut down as part of cutbacks at d.c. public schools. >>> and a big day for virginia's new 495 express lanes. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this tuesday, november 13th. it is cold, and there is rain coming down. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. >>> but not cold enough for snow. it is a chilly rain that's falling across virginia. eastern west virginia, the district, and most of maryland advancing off to the north and east. it is snowing up in the adirondacks of new york state. closed now. storm team 4 radar showing an area of moderate rain, these little pockets of yellow and orange. frederick county and washington counties in maryland. and then across the potomac, on
>>> good morning. breaking news. military misbehavior. overnight reports that the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just c
this morning as a four-star u.s. general has been demoted for inappropriate behavior on the job. job william kip ward, former head of the u.s. africa command, has been stripped of a star for allegedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. ward will have to repay the government $82,000. >>> another major recall this morning from toyota as the auto giant pulls some 2.7 million cars worldwide. the recall involves faulty steering and a water pump problem on some prius models but no reported accidents have been linked to these issues. just last month toyota had to recall some 7.4 million cars due to a fire risk in the power windows. >>> let's head to wall street struggling over the last few years. cnbc's courtney reagan over at the stock exchange. >> reporter: an impending tax cut expiration and spending cuts are top of mind for wall street. ceos of a dozen cops will meet with president obama today to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. among those attending the meeting, the ceo of aetna, american express, ge, ford, pepsi and walmart, urging washington to
lawmakers during private hearings on friday, that he believed all along the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the obama administration initially described it publicly. representative peter king of new york said petraeus had briefed the house intelligence committee on september 14, and he does not recall petraeus being so positive at the time that it was a terrorist attack. he thought all along that he made it clear there was terrorist involvement, king said. that was not my recollection. so senator feinstien, did petraeus contradict himself or has he contradicted the white house's version of events? >> we have a transcript of that meeting on that day. and petraeus very clearly said that it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. so any -- >> this is right after the attack? >> that's the day after the attack. i think there's no question about it. what has concerned me about this is really the politicization of a public statement that was put out by the entire intelligence committee, whi
for about 15 seconds. the u.s. geological survey says the quake was considered light and no one was hurt. >>> at least 12 people are dead from a strong earthquake in myanmar. a 6.8 quake hit earlier this morning with a 5.8 aftershock. witnesses say some of the victims were killed in a bridge collapse. the quake also caused damage to a monostair and temples in the area. >>> part of the dulles airport access road will be closed during overnight periods. the eastbound lanes between route 123 and the dulles connecter road will close monday through friday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and saturday. traffic will detour on to the dulles connecter road. crews will be doing drainage installation work on the overhead rail bridges. >>> the three-day veterans day weekend means metro is doing track work on three of its lines. on the orange line, buses are replacing lines. the ballston and virginia square stations are closed as well. the work lasts through the day tomorrow. >>> coming up next, how children in prince george's county are helping to transform their neighborhood. >> the big event happening
into the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> it's already taken several different turns today. we're learning more about the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >> paula broadwell is a married mother of two who met petraeus in 2006 before becoming his biograph biographer. as kristen welker reports, petraeus aides never imagined something more would develop. >> reporter: paula broadwell has never hesitated to talk about the connection she felt to general david petraeus right off the bat. >> i was fascinated with this individual. >> reporter: just a few weeks ago, she described one of her first interactions with him at an alumni gathering at the university of denver. >> i started to write this dissertation, and had unprecedented access in part because i was a west pointer, and he was a west pointer, but also because we were both runners. our first interview in person was on a run. >> reporter: broadwell soon turned her dissertation into a biography called "all in" which came out earlier this year. on msnbc's morning joe, she said her role with the cia was the perfect fi
. general david petraeus was whisked to capitol hill friday to testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. due to the fire storm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked inside the building to "spare him embarrassment." >> general petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. i think it was important. >> reporter: but his testimony is raising more questions for some congressional leaders. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvement, and yet the final o
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former governor george allen to win the u.s. senate seat, 51-49%. he says it means virginia is still pretty purple and he rejected suggestions that northern virginia counties like prince william and loudoun were becoming increasingly blue. what do you think about that? >> well, allen tried to tag tim kaine with being too close to president obama. president obama's senator. then his attack was that tim kaine somehow was for the sequester. the device by which taxes go up and government spending is cut. he blamed that for the policies of tim kaine. kaine said wait a minute, i ok'd it as a last-minute measure. we had to do it. so did governor o'donnell. so did eric cantor, all prominent republicans. that didn't work. then there's the third factor some people are telling me that maybe this was not george allen's year to run. his basic premise was i want to get back in the senate and he didn't offer much more than that. supporters said he was a tremendous senator, he should get another chance, but that didn't work. >> once it showed that women actually -- suburban women in much of virginia
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